Brook White Martin
Published 7:42 am Monday, April 26, 2021
Born April 17, 1930, she grew up living in Greenwich, Conn., New York City, and Bay Head, N.J. with her parents, Dugald and Dorothy White, and sister, Mary Carol. She was a graduate of Nightingale Bamford School and Bennett Junior College, and attended Parsons School of Design. Shortly after the conclusion of her formal education, she met her future husband, George Martin, onboard a ship bound for England, and accepted his proposal of marriage a few weeks later in Taynuilt, Scotland. They were married the next year on Dec. 18, 1954, in Seagirt, N.J. They raised a family and lived together for 63 years in Davie County, first in Mocksville, the place of George’s birth, and later on in Advance. The two were quietly involved with and supportive of many local charitable and civic organizations and endeavors, and were longtime, faithful members of the First Baptist Church of Mocksville. She returned many summers to Bay Head with her family to spend time with her father and stepmother, Maude White, and to renew old friendships in a place she loved, where she learned to swim, sail, play tennis, and dance, among other things. She had a keen, lifelong interest in other people, befriending untold numbers of unsuspecting strangers in her disarming way, and she also made many friends playing bridge, Bunco, and other games of chance. It was a great blessing that she was able to enjoy the company of many friends and neighbors, old and new, as well as her family, in the last days of her life.
In addition to her parents and stepmother, she was preceded in death by: her husband, George; a daughter, Mary Brooke; her sister, Mary Carol Kunhardt and husband Hank; and her brother-in-law, Lester Martin.
Survivors: her son, Will (Celie); her daughter, Happy; 3 grandchildren, Mary White, Lizzie, and Charlie; her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Martin; cousins, Alex Eames and Tory Dodge; and nephews and nieces, Pete Martin, Bob Martin, Brad Kunhardt, Debbie Kunhardt, and Kristy Kunhardt.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 8 at Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Tiffany Seaford officiating. At the request of the family, be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering. There will be a live webcast of her service on the Lambert Funeral Home website as well as by visiting https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/52870.
The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Mocksville, Friday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to pay respects. There will not be a formal receiving line.
Memorials: Davie Community Foundation, 107 N. Salisbury St, Mocksville; or the Davie Arts Council, 622 N. Main Street, Ste. 200, Mocksville.